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Old 09-01-2010, 04:11 PM
 
Location: NY
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Me and my husband are searching for full-time jobs for almost 3 months now but in vain. There are interviews scheduled but finally,the recruiters never come back(its not like some one else has been selected; the positions just dont seem to exist anymore!!). What the heck?
I am tired of life this way. Life is getting too hard on us as this is leading to other issues.

Does it take this long to land a job?
I know that it depends on a lot of factors like the location,the kind of job we expect etc; but, we are not even having any conditions
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:21 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Keep a note pad of the jobs you apply to

Keep a note pad of the jobs that responded to you

Research ways to get better at interviewing when not applying to jobs

Don't put off job search related activities just because it's saturday and sunday
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I've been looking for a jobs for 107 weeks now and I got nothing. At least I had 93 weeks of UI.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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Me and my husband are searching for full-time jobs for almost 3 months now but in vain. There are interviews scheduled but finally,the recruiters never come back(its not like some one else has been selected; the positions just dont seem to exist anymore!!). What the heck?
I am tired of life this way. Life is getting too hard on us as this is leading to other issues.

Does it take this long to land a job?
I know that it depends on a lot of factors like the location,the kind of job we expect etc; but, we are not even having any conditions
Hate to say, but usually one would be fortunate to find a job within
6 months these days. It's sickening. Sometimes it's way longer, of course.
However, keep looking. I said that's USUALLY the case, not always. Don't give up.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:27 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Some that have posted on C-D have been looking for years, yes years, and Jesse above is not the only one. It's been 53 weeks for me.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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I started applying in October part time for when I graduated in May. As it got closer to May, I ramped up my applications. By the time I graduate, it became a full time, 80+ hour a week job just to apply.

I got my first offer yesterday and accepted it today. I consider myself one of the lucky ones in that I was able to get a solid, career oriented job 3 months out of college. It was still 10 months in the making.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Hampton Cove, Alabama
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My job search involved 73 weeks and many resume revisions, conservatively estimating 1000 applications. I got the results I needed when I received some really good resume structure advice, and started looking to relocate anywhere in the continental U.S. Also I have an A.S. (Industrial Electronics) and a B.S. (Business) degree, Lean Management Cert, Six Sigma Black Belt Cert, Experience as an electronics technician, supervisor, precision machinist, manager, and entrepreneur. It is not YOU it is the Economy. I am on my first week working the new job, I can't even believe it myself, and I know its is a combination of perseverance and LUCK that got me here. I pray for all of us who have been impacted by this recession. I hope I have encouraged someone who reads this.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:03 PM
 
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My job search involved 73 weeks and many resume revisions, conservatively estimating 1000 applications. I got the results I needed when I received some really good resume structure advice, and started looking to relocate anywhere in the continental U.S. Also I have an A.S. (Industrial Electronics) and a B.S. (Business) degree, Lean Management Cert, Six Sigma Black Belt Cert, Experience as an electronics technician, supervisor, precision machinist, manager, and entrepreneur. It is not YOU it is the Economy. I am on my first week working the new job, I can't even believe it myself, and I know its is a combination of perseverance and LUCK that got me here. I pray for all of us who have been impacted by this recession. I hope I have encouraged someone who reads this.

i think you have. especially for 73 weeks and those over 100 weeks as well.


you know a good idea to do besides job searching is to do a volunteer job in the meantime so that the potential employer see that youre making use of your time. at the same time, why not learn another language and become even more versatile.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:03 PM
 
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It took me 62 weeks and 229 resumes. At three months I was barely getting rolling on my job search.

And recruiters frequently tell you about phantom jobs that never existed in the first place. They want to hook you, so they have you on the line and eager, in case a job ever does turn up. Recruiters should only be a small part of your job search efforts. Your primary effort should be made in contacting employers directly.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, trying to leave
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I've heard the average is right around 6 months... I saw it on the BLS website a while ago. This should be considerably shorter if you have a BS, longer if you don't.
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